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Spring 2024

Cover of the book "Theater and Crisis" by Patrice Rankine, featuring a black and white photo of a protest
Prentice Lecture
May 6, 2024
Theater and Crisis: Myth, Memory, and Racial Reckoning in America, 1964–2020
Patrice Rankine, University of Chicago
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
A71 Louis A. Simpson Building
A Pompeiian mosaic of three seated women in theatre masks.
Faber Lecture
April 25, 2024
"Flentem Dicere Verum:" On non-satirical Latin Satires
Kurt Smolak, University of Vienna
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Online

Sponsored by the Department of Classics and the Eberhard L. Faber 1915 Memorial Fund in the Humanities Council

Black figure vase painting of two women fluffing pillows
Lunch Talk
April 19, 2024
Belief, uncertainty and mental effort in ancient Greek rituals of hosting the divine: literary readings and theoretical reflections
Felix Budelmann & Saskia Peels, University of Groningen
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
161 East Pyne
Poster for Spectral Cartographies, featuring a marble torso
Graduate Student Workshop
April 12, 2024 - April 13, 2024
Spectral Cartographies: Haunting and Greco-Roman Antiquity
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
A71 Louis A. Simpson Building
,
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
301 Laura Wooten Hall

Co-sponsored by the Department of Classics, Department of Comparative Literature, Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in the Humanities, Humanities Council, Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies (with the support of the Stanley J. Seeger Hellenic Fund), the University Center for Human Values, and the Graduate School.

A statue of Cosimo de Medici before the Palazzo della Carovana at the Scuola in Pisa
Round Table
April 10, 2024
Classical Studies in Italy

 a conversation with Barbara Graziosi

Alessandro Schiesaro, Short-Term Whitney J. Oates Fellow in the Humanities Council and Department of Classics
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
161 East Pyne
Fred Moten in a black and white headshot, wearing a knit cap
Workshop
March 27, 2024
The Gorgias Nothings: Dickinson, Plato, and the Philosophical Blues (Version 2)

Paper will be circulated in advance; to receive a copy, please register by March 18 with [email protected].

Fred Moten, New York University
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
161 East Pyne
The cover of Magus: The Art of Magic from Faustus to Agrippa, featuring a line drawing of a hand, palm facing the viewer, colored dark red.
Reading
February 22, 2024
Magus: The Art of Magic from Faustus to Agrippa

Anthony Grafton & Jennifer Rampling

Anthony Grafton, Princeton University
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Labyrinth Books

Presented by Labyrinth Books and co-sponsored by Princeton University’s Humanities Council and Center for Collaborative History.

Fall 2023

Syriac Mosaic representing Odysseus, 3rd cent. CE. From: Abdallah, Desreumaux, al-Kaid, "Nouvelles mosaïques d'Osrhoène découvertes in situ en Syrie du Nord" JMR 13 (2020):1-34.
Lunch Talk
December 15, 2023
Bardaisan and the origins of Syriac versification

RSVP to [email protected] by December 11th to guarantee lunch.

Alberto Rigolio, Durham University
12:00 pm - 1:20 pm
161 East Pyne
Lunch Talk
December 12, 2023
Historical Projection and Plato’s Menexenos
Kathryn Morgan, UCLA
12:00 pm - 1:20 pm
161 East Pyne
Workshop Lectures
December 8, 2023
Public Philosophy in Classical Greece: 470–370 BCE
Victoria Wohl (Toronto) and Stephen A. White (UT–Austin)
10:45 am - 2:45 pm
010 East Pyne

Co-sponsored by the Princeton Department of Classics, Program in Classical Philosophy, Center for Human Values, and Humanities Council, and the Center for Culture, Society and Religion at Princeton

Princeton Paleography Lab
November 3, 2023
PPLAB - "Wanted: Skeptical Eyes to Test Theory about Cologne, Dombibliothek Cod. 13"
Beatrice Kitzinger, Princeton University
12:00 pm - 1:20 pm
161 East Pyne

Princeton Paleography Lab is co-sponsored by the Department of Classics, Program in Medieval Studies, and by MARBAS (Manuscript, Rare Book & Archive Studies).

A.E. Stallings, photographed in an empty Greek amphitheatre
THE ROBERT FAGLES LECTURE FOR CLASSICS IN THE CONTEMPORARY ARTS
October 3, 2023
Homer's Hippiad: From the First Deaths to the Last Word
A.E. Stallings
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
A71 Louis A. Simpson Building
(and on Zoom)

Support for this project is provided in part by Princeton's Departments of Classics and Comparative Literature, Humanities Council, Lewis Center for the Arts, Princeton University Public Lectures Committee, Program in Humanistic Studies, and the Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies

Cover for Of Rule and Office: Plato's Ideas of the Political.
Reading
November 29, 2023
Of Rule and Office: Plato's Ideas of the Political

Melissa Lane & Benjamin Morison

Melissa Lane, Princeton University
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Labyrinth Books

Presented by Labyrinth Books and co-sponsored by Princeton University’s Humanities Council and Politics, Philosophy, and Classics Departments.

Cover for Journeys of the Mind: A Life in History by Peter Brown, showing the author seated at a writing desk
Reading
October 4, 2023
Journeys of the Mind: A Life in History

LLL Presents Peter Brown & Jack Tannous

Peter Brown, Princeton University
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Labyrinth Books

Co-presented by Labyrinth Books and the Princeton Public Library and co-sponsored by Princeton University’s Humanities Council and Department of Classics.

Greek and Arabic Grammarians
May 4, 2023
The medieval transmission of ancient knowledge in colonial and post-colonial narratives: moving beyond them with help from the Greek and Arabic grammarians
Maria Mavroudi, University of California, Berkeley
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
East Pyne 010 and via Zoom

Sponsored by the Eberhard L. Faber 1915 Memorial Fund in the Humanities Council

image of Yasmin Haskell
Lunch Talk
April 28, 2023
‘Magister ex machina, or, Artificial Ingenuity: Who wrote the student poetry of the Old Society of Jesus?’

To attend in person please RSVP by Tuesday, April 25th to Eileen Robinson, [email protected]

 

Yasmin Haskell, University of Western Australia
12:00 pm - 1:20 pm
East Pyne 161 and Zoom
Image of ancient coin
Faber Lecture
February 23, 2023
“Securitas: Embodied Concept”
Michèle Lowrie, University of Chicago
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
010 East Pyne

Sponsored by the Eberhard L. Faber 1915 Memorial Fund in the Humanities Council

Spring 2023

Classics logo Reunions 2023
May 26, 2023
Princeton Classics Alumni Breakfast
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Prentice Library - East Pyne
Edward Burne-Jones (Theseus and the Minotaur in the Labyrinth, design for a painted tile, 1861)
May 10, 2023
"Wooden Horses, Minotaurs and Catalogues of Ships"

To attend in person Please RSVP by Friday, May 5th to: [email protected]

 

 

 

Yiannis Doukas, University of Galway
12:00 pm - 1:20 pm
East Pyne 161 and Zoom
photograph of Jose Rizal
Lunch Talk
May 5, 2023
“I Enter the Future with the Memory of the Past”: José Rizal (1861-1896), the Philippines, and Classical Antiquity

To attend in person please RSVP by Tuesday, May 2nd to Eileen Robinson, [email protected]

 

Tom Zanker, Amherst College
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
161 East Pyne
Piraeus actor stele
Lunch Talk
March 30, 2023
“Why were masks so essential for Greek tragedy?”

To attend in person please RSVP by Monday, March 27th to Eileen Robinson, [email protected]

 

Oliver Taplin, University of Taplin
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
161 East Pyne
Image of the Acropolis Museum
Colloquium
March 27, 2023
“The Future of Classics Graduate Education”

Dinner reception for members of the community to follow. Please RSVP to [email protected]by March 23.

 

 

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
010 East Pyne and via Zoom

Fall 2022

Jean Veber - Ulysses and Nausicaa, 1888
Lunch Talk
December 2, 2022
"A tree named for friendship: reading Homer’s phylia"

To attend in person please RSVP by Tuesday, November 29th to Eileen Robinson, [email protected]

Click here for the Zoom registration link 

 

Tim Whitmarsh, University of Cambridge
12:00 pm - 1:20 pm
East Pyne 161 and Zoom
Image Man in Moon
Prentice Lecture
November 8, 2022
"The Moon and the Map in the Ancient World"
Karen ní Mheallaigh, Johns Hopkins University
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
010 East Pyne and Zoom
picture of sculpture
Lunch Talk
November 7, 2022
"Horses, Wheels, and Languages. Indo-European in the Ancient Near East."

To attend in person Please RSVP by Tuesday, November 1st, to Eileen Robinson: [email protected]

Click here for the Zoom registration link

Tom Davies, Ormond College, University of Melbourne
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Chancellor Green 105 and Zoom
sculpture which conveys the fragmentary nature of Sappho
Lunch Talk
October 28, 2022
Sappho Book 1: the beginning, the middle, and the end

To attend in person Please RSVP by Monday, October 24, to Eileen Robinson: [email protected]

Click here for the Zoom registration link

 

Patrick Finglass, University of Bristol
12:00 pm - 1:20 pm
161 East Pyne and Zoom
Photograph of Luis Alfaro
THE ROBERT FAGLES LECTURE FOR CLASSICS IN THE CONTEMPORARY ARTS
October 11, 2022
‘THE ANCIENT THREAD INTO MODERN DRESS: Using the Greek Classics to Tell Contemporary Stories’

Please RSVP for the reception by October 3rd to [email protected]

Click here for the Zoom registration link

Luis Alfaro
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Betts Auditorium and via Zoom

Support for this project has been provided in part by Princeton's Departments of Classics and Comparative Literature, Humanities Council, Lewis Center for the Arts, Princeton University Public Lectures Committee, Program in Humanistic Studies and the Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies

Spring 2022

picture of a hand refusing a cocktail
Brunch Talk
April 29, 2022
“Xenophanes at the Symposium”

Professor Most will be a giving a virtual talk at 11:00am. 

To join us in-person for coffee and pastries RSVP to [email protected]. Please wear a mask when not eating or drinking.

To register for the Zoom link click here

 

Glenn Most, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa (retired)
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
161 East Pyne
and via Zoom
Image of Book Cover
Workshop and Lecture
April 22, 2022
The Epic of Gilgamesh

A workshop on the Epic of Gilgamesh 9am-3.30pm, East Pyne 161 
Sophus Helle on ‘Touch’
Erynn Kim on ‘Dreamscapes in Gilgamesh and Homer’
Evan Brandon on ‘The Generation Gap’
Johannes Haubold on ‘The End of Creation’ 
Tom Hare on ‘Three Views of the Two Brothers’ 
Josh Billings on ‘Gilgamesh and Psychoanalysis’
Register here for the workshop by April 19-Space is limited 

Readings and Q&A with Sophus Helle, in person and on Zoom 4.30pm-6pm, 
Louis Simpson A71
Register here for the Zoom link 

THESE EVENT ARE OPEN TO PRINCETON FACULTY, STAFF AND STUDENTS

FACE MASKS ARE REQUIRED
 

9:00 am - 3:30 pm
EP161
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4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Louis Simpson A71
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Prentice Lecture
April 14, 2022
"Galen on Race, Health, and Disease: Medicine and Empire in the Roman World"

This event is open to Princeton faculty, staff and students.

In person attendance requires on-site registration and face coverings.

To attend virtually click here for the zoom registration link.

Rebecca Flemming, University of Cambridge
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
010 East Pyne
and via Zoom